CISA: K-12 cybersecurity change falls on leaders, not just IT staff
A report mandated by the K-12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021 calls for multi-factor authentication, strong training programs and partnerships to raise awareness.
Lessons In Leadership: How a suburban Illinois district revisited safety after tragedy
Following an Independence Day parade mass shooting, Superintendent Michael Lubelfeld began his district’s response with community engagement.
K-12 teacher shortages among state higher ed leaders’ top concerns
Teaching was hit hard by worker shortages during the pandemic, and about 95% of surveyed higher ed leaders called the issue important or very important.
Baron Davis resigns as superintendent of South Carolina’s Richland School District Two
The popular leader’s departure followed a 6-hour closed-door school board meeting and comes amid a state report highlighting, among other things, trustees’ behavior.
5 principals to watch in 2023
Commitments to school culture and inclusivity, community partnerships, and support for at-risk students set these school leaders apart.
What to Say—and Do—to Recruit Top Talent for Your Schools
In today’s tight labor market, it’s not uncommon for job-seeking educators to have their pick of offers. And while tried-and-true factors like starting salary, commuting distance, and strong mentorships may impact a candidate’s final decision, there’s more to winning over top talent than concrete perks. Effective communication throughout the recruitment process can elevate a given …
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What School Staffing Shortages Look Like Now
A majority of schools report starting the 2022-23 school year off short-staffed, with openings for teachers as well as custodians, bus drivers and other critical school employees. In a nationally representative federal survey released today, 60 percent of principals surveyed said they are struggling to fill nonteaching positions, while 48 percent reported hiring teachers has …
Schools Struggle to Hire Mental Health Workers. New Federal Grants Might Help
Even when they have the funds, school districts often struggle to hire social workers, psychologists, and school counselors, a need that has grown more urgent after disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic sparked new concerns about student mental health. Advocates hope two newly expanded federal grant programs will help build the pipeline of candidates for …
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Schools’ Staffing Challenges Persist in New Year
Results of a new survey suggest schools are still struggling to fill key teaching positions—particularly in special education—as they continue to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. In a nationally representative survey of educators conducted by the EdWeek Research Center last month, 49 percent of school district leaders who responded said they had unfilled special education …
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